20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in Paris, Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stop by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, shop like a local with Grafton Street, and stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

2
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Castle Tioram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Glencoe Lochan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort William day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Tioram
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness tour planner.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inverness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Nairn Beach, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat and then contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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Longleat ©
Longleat
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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